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“Trendy Shinjuku style fare” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ozumo - Oakland

Ozumo - Oakland
2251 Broadway Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
5102869866
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Ranked #51 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Grand Avenue
Transit: 4 Blocks from 19th Street Bart Station.
Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Trendy Shinjuku style fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The kind of food you'd get in a first rate Japanese restaurant in Tokyo's stylish Shinjuku area. Experimental with new ingredients but solid Japanese cooking style and basis. The Hanabi (Japanese for fireworks) appetizer is fabulous and the karaage (fried chicken) is terrific. Happy hour is a great discount on inventive martinis. Sake flights are fun to try.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oakland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Too too good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The dinner we had at Ozumo was remarkable from start to finish. It is a lovely restaurant, large but with a cozy, twilight kind of ambiance. The hostess was pleasant, the servers were knowledgeable and ready to answer all of our questions. Our food was delicious, cooked perfectly and plated beautifully. We had too many things to describe easily even though they were memorable! One can spend a little or spend quite a bit, depending on hunger and willingness to try really unusual dishes. But there is something on the menu for everyone. Absolutely will return, and very soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gardnerville, Nevada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“great decor, excellent food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

love the decor here. Had a wonderful cocktail (the Juan Voyage) as we awaited our dinner companions. The saki list here is also first rate.

Dinner was very good, our service top shelf, and the chocolate fondu desert was wonderful.
Overall a very nice experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went to the restaurant with locals and had a fabulous meal. Great sushi, and cooked items. Superb cocktails. Great buzz. All in all would recommend highly. The antithesis of pretentious Nopa in SF.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Service is prompt, but parking can be a problem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Service is always pretty prompt but parking can be the pits. I tried to park in the Ace Parking lot above the YMCA but no available spaces and metered parking can be a pain. Two of us ordered the prix fixe lunch that comes with miso soup, edamame and ice cream with fruit. One ordered the Saikyo miso sakana (salmon) with seaweed salad and onigiri and I ordered the sushi omakase - fresh sashimi over sushi rice and the third ordered the kurosawa. All were good and tasty

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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